Please do not place any of these items in your blue bins:

  • Aluminum foil, foil pie plates or foil food containers
  • Black plastics (i.e. Heat-resistant microwavable trays, bedding plant containers)
  • Books
  • Car seats
  • Coffee pods (single-serve)
  • Construction and renovation materials (e.g. wood, hardware, stone, plumbing)
  • Coroplast signs (e.g. election signs, real estate signs, corrugated plastic)
  • Disposable coffee cups
  • Dishes, ceramics or crystal
  • Food, drink and other pouch packaging
  • Foam packaging of any kind (Styrofoam)
  • Food waste
  • Gift cards
  • Paper towels, tissues or napkins
  • Photographs
  • Plastic cards (includes expired credit cards, store loyalty cards)
  • Plastic cutlery
  • Plastic furniture
  • Steel pots and pans or other scrap metals
  • Textiles
  • Trophies
  • Toys
  • VHS tapes, CD’s or cassette tapes
  • Wax or foil coated paper
  • Window glass, mirrors or broken glass
  • Wrapping paper with foil
  • Yard waste

These items are recyclable, just not in your blue box. Visit RecycleManitoba.ca for a list of drop off locations.

  • Batteries
  • Electronics
  • Household hazardous waste (HHW)
  • Ink and toner cartridges
  • Medications
  • Paint cans or oil cans
  • Plastic bags or cellophane
  • Thermostats
  • Tires

Always confirm with your municipality if you have questions about the materials that are accepted in your residential recycling program.




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